UND Computer Science accreditation has been renewed


Jan Orvik

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John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences


Accreditation has been renewed for the University of North Dakota’s Computer Science undergraduate program, the department announced this week.

The recent visit by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, a major nonprofit, nongovernmental accrediting body that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation found “no deficiencies, weakness or concerns” within UND’s Computer Science undergraduate program. A reviewer for ABET told Ron Marsh, department chair, that it was quite uncommon for departments to receive such a clean bill of health.

A Final Letter on accreditation from ABET President Lawrence Jones was sent to UND President Mark Kennedy, as well as the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, which houses the computer Science department.

Marsh and Odegard School Dean Paul Lindseth lauded the efforts of the UND Computer Science Department’s faculty, especially that of Associate Professor Tom O’Neil, for their efforts in securing the renewed accreditation.

The department was first accredited in 1987 and will remain accredited through 2022.